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good evening. 9:00 p.m. here in new york. two weeks before the voting of the 2016 presidential race. on the republican side, donald trump and ted cruz scrambling for any edge they can find in a state that demands a lot of candidates from opening day at the campaign to caucus day two months from now. winning the evangelical vote, today donald trump went searching for it and at one point he stumbled a bit. details from chief politicl lii correspondent, dana bash. liberty university is a right of passage, even for donald trump that drew a big crowd beyond students required to attend. >> i want a general where we knock the hell out of them. >> reporter: he stumbled a bit. >> i hear this is a major theme, two corinthians 3:17 that's the
ball game where the spirit of the lord, right, where the spirit of the lord is, there is liberty. >> reporter: it's second corinthia corinthians, in the two. showing contrast with ted cruz who leads bible versus into speeches. >> how can you know i will follow through on these promises in the first day of office and every day afterwards? as the scripture has said you shall know them by their fruits. >> reporter: but so far, polls show evangelicals like trump despite him not talking the talk of a typical republican trying to reach them. nervous energy. ld has a lot of- >> reporter: still a lot of the escalating war is a personality and character contest. >> these are nasty guy. nobody likes him. nobody in congress likes him. nobody likes him anywhere once they get to know him. he's a very -- he's got an edge that's not good. >> reporter: today cruz responded to being called nasty with a classically cruz pop
culture reference. ♪ ♪ >> reporter: but cruz is no longer laughing trump off. he's following jeb bush's lead questioning trump's conservative credentials. >> ronald reagan was a voice of consistency, and i'm pretty sure that ronald reagan didn't write checks and support democratic politics. >> reporter: and a cruz super pact released this new tv ad trying to paint trump as a hypocrite praising cruz. as for trump, his campaign clearly knows they have some image softening to do going up on new hampshire radio with a testimonial from his daughter ivanka. >> my dad donald trump said i could do anything i set my mind to do. >> dana joins us from concord
new hampshire. did donald trump attack ted cruz at any of his rallies today? >> reporter: no, not at all and actually, it was quite surprising because you sort of seen the level of intensity in the back and forth between the two men that's grown over the past week. trump for example, went on a twitter tirade against cruz this weekend but in virginia, new sha hampshire, not one word. he has been getting blow back from conservative talk radio personalities saying wait a minute be careful donald trump before you go too far in attacking ted cruz warning he is attacking him and could risk alienating his voters. i reached to the trump campaign why it was noticeably absent in the two speeches today but i haven't heard back, anderson. >> thanks. stay with us tonight. i want to keep you in the conversation and hew hue wet and
offering friendly advice warning trump to cut the crap in his words or quote will lose lots and lots of conservatives. is he right about that? >> i'm sure that everyone on team trump took note. i'll say this, everyone is confident. i talked to donald trump today off the record and off air, he's going to come on next week. he's very confident and i talked to six different correspondents on the air today from different conservative places like the weekly standard and the daily collar. all of them believe ted cruz is winning iowa and donald trump is winning new hampshire. but here is the case, here is the deal, in a multi candidate race when you have a dozen people running, more than two people can have momentum. in fact, a lot of people think marco rubio has momentum. it's very possible that all of them are getting things they need right now and by the way, i
thought the trump speech at liberty and dana can talk about this was a magnificent speech. >> nia on saturday at a coalition convention, trump was booed for attacking cruz. i mean, granted it was not a trump rally filled solely with supporters but strategy of going after cruz, does it seem to work the way his other attacks have? >> south carolina is definitely cruz country as much as it is trump country, as well. i think what is working for ted cruz and sort of fending off these attacks is not only that he has a sort of sixth man with those conservative blogs figures including conserzefservative taw hosts but taking incoming from a position of strength. he has this really, really big base, evangelicals and tea party folks who know him as a culture warrior and seen him stand up to folks in washington. so he's got a pretty solid base. there they are really having his back so he is kind of fending off these attacks and launching
his own from a position of strength. they also like that not only is he a cultural warrior but intellectual. he went to princeton, harvard law and can really litigate the case for conservatism in a way others in the past haven't. >> dana, trump is attacking cruz saying nobody likes him in congress. i mean, the thing is cruz sells himself as someone who bucks the establishment so mccain and lindsey gram don't like him. he's okay with that and among supporters one of the selling points, no? >> oh, yeah it's a badge of honor for ted cruz but donald trump is right. i've spent a lot of hours walking the halls in congress over the past few years since cruz is there and hard to turn a corner without finding somebody on the republican side who has been complaining about ted cruz from the filibuster that he led that ended up with the government shut down that a lot of republicans were angry about.
you're exactly right. when ted cruz goes home, did it in texas several times. he's beloved there. it's that kind of energy he gets from the conservative base in his state that he's used to ride and do pretty well particularly in iowa so far. so absolutely he says sort of likes to say over and over again there is an inverse relationship between being liked in washington and being liked everywhere else. >> hugh we had dr. russell moore on last hour prominent evangelical very critical of trump publicly for quite sometime now, and yet, you look at trump's high numbers among evangelicals, a lot of support for him leading evangelical support. cruz is close behind and dr. carson and marco rubio further back. what do you think accounts for those high numbers because, i mean, on paper obviously, you know, donald trump's other evangelicals have raised questions about the depth of his
faith, the depth of his knowledge of the bible, things like that. >> there is no doubt ted cruz speaks evangelical fluently. that help when is you can say second corinthi a, in s. if you're someone like me i'll do it both ways and some people don't just say two corinthians and that is to their ear off tune. never nevertheless, he is a main line presbyterian. he is like a lot of main line not particularly well verse in quoting scripture where ted cruz is. i got to remind people, i had carly fiorina on the show today and she says the media is compressing this arbitrarily into a two-person race and she is right. this is not a two-person race though cruz is winning in iowa. i think when we get down to south carolina as nia was mentioning, you have a reset. we'll have a completely different race down there that will factor in these results but also factor in a unique
demographic that is new to the race. >> and nia, it is interesting i mean south carolina has just become more and more important given the fact to hugh's point all the focus being on trump and cruz particularly in iowa and new hampshire. >> that's right. the folks i talked to down there essentially say they want their reputation back, right? was a state for years and years picked the winner, didn't do that in 2012 in going back in going and backing newt gingrich. so they very much want to back a winner at this point who that would be is anybody's guess. you've got marco rubio that's got a good ground game down there and got the endorsement of trey gowdy. i'm told somebody like tim scott is definitely going to endorse before this primary. he could be a big factor in this, as well. i think hugh is right, it will be reset and also drawing information from how people place in iowa. rubio could probably come in
third there and place second or third in new hampshire so he would be coming into south carolina with head of steam. >> thank you-all. appreciate it. just ahead, growing outrage over the man-made disaster that turned tap water toxic in flint, michigan. president obama declared an emergency and the governor is facing class-action lawsuits and calls to step down plus remembering glenn frey, co-founder and writer for the eagl eagles, one of the most popular bands of all tile. ealthy choices. but up to 90% fall short e. me. let's do more. add one a day women's ... ...complete multivitamin. with vitamin d and calcium to help support bone health. one a day. i thione second it's there.day. then, woosh, it's gone. i swear i saw it swallow seven people. seven. i just wish one of those people could have been mrs. johnson. [dog bark] trust me, we're dealing with a higher intelligence here.
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. public health crisis is sparking growing outrage. president obama declared federal emergency in flint and today there were growing calls for the governor to step down. several months ago people who live in flint learned that what they long expected and what officials denied was true. the foul looking water coming out of the taps was toxic. tainted with lead it turns out and the truth came out too late for the children who drank the water and at risk of permanent damage. a lot of laters to the story. our investigative correspondent joins me. there were calls for the governor to step down. explain what is going on. >> reporter: hey, there, anderson. there were actually protesters calling for the governor of michigan to be arrested. you asked what is going on here. what is going on here are the people in flint are very angry.
they are angry, they want to know why this happened, how this happened. they feel like their health and safety took a backseat to cost cutting when two years ago the state decided to switch the city's water source to the nearby flint river. they are angry they feel like it took officials too long to tell them that there was lead, poisoning their water. they are angry there was a 400% increase in those two years they were drinking flint water in legionnaires disease. ten people died. they are angry about a lot of things. they are paying for the water and getting shut off notices if they don't pay even though they can't drink it. they are angry saying this would not have happened in a more after fluent community. >> this is annish shoe in flint since 2014, right? >> reporter: that's right. so in 2014 the city had control over -- i'm sorry, the state had
control and decided to switch their drinking water source to save money. they went to the flint river, which is 19 times more corrosive than lake huron water, which is the water they had been getting before. that water essentially ate away at the pipes, the watt er main, service lines, the pipes that carry the water to their faucet. the material, iron, copper, lead began leeching into the water. the iron turned the water brown. the copper turned some people's water blue. but lead you can't see and that did a lot of damage. there are studies that show, study by a local pediatrician that shows lead in children here in flint double in some cases tripled when the water switch was made and other documents that we found that have become public since this crisis became something of a national scale show that officials, state officials and the epa knew for
months before the public was alerted before they made the decision to switch back to that lake huron water. >> unbelievable. thanks for the reporting. more measurements, lead and water measured in parts per billion. they analyzed flint water and some samples contain lead levels high enough to meet the epas definition of toxic waste. dr. sanjay gupta joins us with more. so when it comes to exposure of lead, what level does it become dangerous? is it harmful in the small eest amounts? >> it is. there is no safe amount of lead. that's something people have been saying for quite sometime. it's an interesting history, as often happens in public health and medicine at one point they said it an exceptional level and five was an acceptable level and studies about 15 years ago basically concluded and no such
thing and small amounts can cause problems with cells. that's the message. >> how do they know if their family is suffering? >> in the short term it can have fatigue and vague pains and abo abdominal pains but as you get further along, a more chronic problem in kids, you can have learning disabilities. you can have difficulties with school, relationships, all sorts of different things. ultimately the way you diagnose it is to find tpresence of lead in the blood. it's there and could be causing symptoms. >> is lead poisoning irreversible? >> for the point it is irreversib irreversible. it's a heavy metal that gets deposited in parts of your body. think of it as gunking up cells.
that's why it affects learning performance, overall mood, depression, things like that. you can undergo a process known kelatin, that's taking the blood out and trying to remove the metal. this lead can get deposited and stay for a long time. >> how do you protect your kids. >> as a society we've done a lot to protect ourselves, lead paint for example is not something that should be used. leaded gasoline is not something that you should be using but if you do live in a home that could have lead paint, you can have that tested and removed. if you worry that your child or yourself has been exposed to lead, you can get tested to figure out how much lead is in your system and figure out where it might becoming from. you can inhale it, inguest it.
if you substitute other heavy metals like fruits and vegetables high in iron, that can be useful in terms of keeping lead, iron, vitamin c can be beneficial. >> sanjay, good advice, thanks. >> you got it. just ahead, we're learning more about the prisoner swap that reunited four americans with their families and the backlash president obama is getting from his critics. hair stylist starts r longa with shoulder pain when... hey joanne, want to trade the all day relief of 2 aleve with 6 tylenol? give up my 2 aleve for 6 tylenol? no thanks. for me... it's aleve. the gillette mach 3 turbo still feels better after 10 shaves than a disposable on it's first. mach 3 blades have twice the coatings. for a closer shave with zero redness. get an incredible experience shave after shave after shave.
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as we've been reporting, iran freed four americans. these are some of the first images of some of them reuniting. three of the four are being checked out at a military hospital in germany. in whiexchange for their releas they dropped charges against 14 iranians. all of this coincided with the u.s. lifting long-standing sanctions on iran as part of a nuclear deal reached last year which is obviously a controversial deal. joining us to talk about the political fallout, fareed
zakaria and cnn senior political commentator and obama advisor, david axle rod. this prisoner swap, some thinks this sets a dangerous president. they said quote, iran gets back men assisted against military ambitions and innocence similar to the lop-sided prisoner swaps mr. obama previously made with cuba and the taliban for alleged deserter bowe bergdahl. >> prisoner swaps are always complicated and morally complicated particularly for democracie democracies. convicted under an independent judiciary and jason rezaian has ever had done nothing wrong. there have been prisoner swaps since the beginning of time since there have been adversa adversaries of the world who have taken their people hostage, these have existed.
what makes this palatable is there was probably no way to get these americans back. you have to make a concession. and it's -- worth pointing out these are iranians, we're not terrorists. these are not people sending back into the field in some sense. these are iranian businessmen essentially or iranian foreign businessmen who violated the eloque embargo on iran. >> it's fascinating looking back there were so many critics during the negotiation that said prisoners needed to be part of the deal and the president certainly took a lot of political hits while keeping this separate negotiation quiet. >> first of all, it is -- it is ironic to note that the same people who were criticizing him for not getting the prisoners back are now criticizing him for getting the prisoners back but, you know, i think that if you believe the accounts and i do,
this was a 14-month negotiation that was going on on a parallel track and the only way it was going to work not because of the politics of our country as much as the politics of theirs is if it was done quietly and out of public view. so those talks were going on while the critics were criticizing and the president played the long game and kept his silence on it and brought it to a head this week and brought them back to weekend. >> fareed, president obama has said he's going to leave it on the field in 2016. how do you think this prisoner swap fits into his legacy? >> if you remember, anderson, when he began campaigning, david axle rod will remember in the 2008, probably the first moment where it became clear that president obama intended to pursue a different policy not just from george w. bush but from what a traditional bill
clinton era is when he said i will be happy to talk to iran. i will be happy to talk to -- >> this was attacked by everybody. >> he was attacked by hillary clinton and his argument was look, you talk to your enemies because you've got to do business with them. you got to find someway to manage the ad ver sa sa relatio. to say look, we took a country on the verge of having enough uranium and put it back under inspections and constraints and given up the capacity completely and most people don't recognize how big a deal that is. all our arsenal. >> that moment from the debate that must have stood out to you because i remember that disti t
distinctly. >> exactly right. that was a watershed event in his campaign for the presidency because it's really when he began to draw very sharp distinctions between himself and not just hillary clinton but the rest of the democratic field and frankly, most of the washington political establishment and i remember well it happened in the debate actually in south carolina when they had this clash over this issue the clinton folks and others were pounding him after the debate for being a naive and he called into a campaign call the next morning, which he never did, just to caution all of us not to back off one inch because he said he believed deeply in what he said. he thinks that they are wrong and he's wright about this, that we have to deal with our adversaries if we make progress and he's lived by that precept. >> david axle rod, and fareed, thanks. just ahead, we remember
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there is breaking news tonight, very sad news for fans of one of the best selling and most loved rock bands of all time. glenn frey died of complications from rheumatoid arthritis, colitis and pneumonia. the eagles sold more than 100 million albums worldwide. here is a look back. ♪ ♪ ♪ well, i'm a running down the road trying to loosen my load, i got seven women on my mind ♪ ♪ four that want to own me, two that want to stow me, one that says she's a friend of mine ♪ >> by the time glenn frey sang this version of one of the eagle's most famous songs, he was more on a quarter century of where he started. a group he and don henley began
in 1971. dismissly, some critics called their music country rock, to millions it was ageless. ♪ take it easy >> a couple years ago, show time aired a three-hour documentary. glenn f glenn frey was at the center and the eagles lasted nine years before they broke up. >> everybody was really happy then. ♪ life in the fast lane ♪ everything all the time >> but in these nine years of albums, road trips, alcohol abuse, drug abuse and goodness knows what else, glenn frey and the eagles made some truly amazing music. who could forget "hotel california". ♪ welcome to the hotel california ♪ ♪ such a lovely place, such a lovely place ♪ >> "lion eyes."
♪ you can hide your lying eyes, your smile is a grill disguise ♪ >> "take it to the limit". ♪ take it to the limit one more time ♪ ♪ ♪ >> and a song first made a hit by linda ronstadt, "desperado". ♪ desperado, you aren't getting younger, your pain and your hunger, they are driving you home ♪ >> remember the music and drugs. >> i was riding shotgun in a corvette with a drug dealer to a poker game and next thing i
know, we're going 90 miles an hour holding big time. hey, man, what are you doing? you know, he looked at me and grinned and goes life in the fast lane. >> he had a successful solo career. ♪ life in the fast lane, surely make your lose your mind ♪ >> including hits like "the heat is on". ♪ the heat is on, on the street ♪ >> 14 years after the eagles broke up, that he reunited and began touring again all over the world. their songs sold millions and millions of copies and they were to have been honored last year at the kennedy center where glenn frey was too ill. don henley released a statement that said i'm not sure i believe in faith but i know that crossing paths with glenn frey had an impact on the lives of millions of other people all over the planet.
it will be very stroing ange go forward in a world without him in it. we mentioned her a moment ago joining us now by phone, rock 'n' roll hall of fame linda ronstadt. the eagles got their start briefly as her backup band and she helped make them into the stars they became. linda, sorry we're talking under these circumstances. you've been friends with glenn for decades. what you heard he died, what went through your mind? >> just all too soon and too young. couple months ago he was standing on stage playing guitar with the eagles. i'm glad he played to the end of his life practically with just a few months within the end of his life. i think glenn would have liked to have had it that way. you know, he was my fellow road warrior. we were both a product of los angeles, that musical atmosphere. >> do you remember when you first met him? >> yeah, i remember it really well. well, you know, he was my boyfriend's former partner, music partner. i was living with john david
southern when i met him and he and john david were really close friends and john david became an ex of the eagles with jackson brown, but i met him and just thought he was a really good guitar player and i had a tour lined up and so i needed a guitar player. i lost bernie to the flying burrito brothers and asked glenn if he wanted to come on the road and we hired don henley be the drummer. and that was the first tour that glenn ever went on, first time he had ever been on the road. we weren't very famous or that well-known. we didn't have enough money for everybody to have their own room so the guys had to double up in the hotel rooms. so don and glenn were roommates and they discovered that the other was a great singer and songwrit songwriter. don henley was stuck behind the drums. glenn used to refer to him as the secret weapon and they
decided they wanted to form a band together and i said great, i got gigs. it will be awhile before you get your act together and get a recording contract and stuff so let's fill up the band and we'll go on the road and have gigs as long as it takes until you make a record and it worked out really well for both of us. i suggested they hire bernie in addition to glenn and john decided they should hire randy and that's how the original four eagles were formed. >> wow. glenn spoke about all of this as he was inducted into the rock 'n' roll hall of fame and i wanted to play that. >> lainda and i became friends and in 1971 she hired me and a singing drummer from texas named don henley to play in her backup band. from the first rehearsal, i felt we were working on a style of
music none of us had ever heard before. two years later, people called it country rock. while touring with linda that summer, don and i told her we wanted to start our own band. and she more than anyone else helped us put together the eagles. [ cheers ] >> when you heard their sound and when you heard what the kind of music they were working on, did you know they were destined -- >> i knew it was going to be successful. we had a house in the hollywood hills and we need you to play. you can come in our little living room and rehearse here. we went to the movies to give them privacy and when we came back they worked out a four-part harmony arrangement. just fantastic and tuned their voices well, tuned to each other and the room. the best i ever heard that song and went this is it, these guys will have one hit after another and they did. >> don henley released a statement tonight where he
described glenn frey without quote a work ethic that wouldn't quit. is that a key to his success and longevity. >> i used to get -- when we were on the road we used to play poker a lot. glenn was good. he was a sandbagger and always a little bit smarter and a it will l better prepared and remembered the cards better and played a good game of poker and always won, you know. same way with his guitar playing. he knew what he wanted to hear. he had a real clarity, real clear idea of what he wanted to hear and knew how to get it out of his guitar and the sound he imagined resonated with the world and that's why he was so successful but he was a really hard worker and playing his guitar all the time. that was his life. >> and how do you want people to remember him? how do you want to remember him? >> well, you know, he was great musician. he was my comrade in arms. we all -- none of us were famous
when we first knew each other. we sort of knew the raw person, the person that would be eventually the previous form and i remember mostly in that way in the days before he was really well-known just going on raw courage and nerve and had plenty of talent, plenty of talent. >> wow. raw courage and talent. thank you. honor to talk to you. appreciate it. >> you're most welcome. up next, the cnn special report, the person that changed my life, is it going to air on sunday. a lot of anchors here at cnn, myself included and correspondents talk about their personal heroes, the person that changed their lives. for me i picked my dad wyatt cooper, many reasons why i picked him is next. when cigarette cravings hit, all i can think about is getting relief. only nicorette mini has a patented fast-dissolving formula. it starts to relieve sudden cravings fast. i never know when i'll need relief. that's why i only choose nicorette mini.
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next weekend, i'll be co-hosting a special with mikhail la pererra in which me and other correspondents tell the story of our personal heros. the special is called "the person who changed my life." tonight we begin with mine. it's the story that shows how a life can be changed by a father, in my case, a dad who died too soon, a dad in my case who remains a constant in his life.
it's about what he gave me when he was here, what he left me with when he was gone and the hearing of his voice again. i was 10 years old when my father died. even though i didn't know him for very long, he changed my life in ways that no one else has. the my dad's name was wyatt cooper. he was just 50 when he died. i used to think that was old, but now that i'm 48, 50 seems pretty young. i recently found a scrapbook my dad kept when he was a boy. gum wraps and old newspaper articles, the small town life in the 1930s. my dad had always been interested in movies. the scrapbook is filled with pictures of actors and ticket as a child.ilms he went to see - he went to ucla and worked as an actor for the years, mostly on stage and television. that's him in a cheesy movie
with mario lansa. >> i'll be out front leading the cheering section. >> thanks, wyatt. >> he also wrote screenplays and magazine articles. but when i married my mom in 1963, he moved to new york and my brother and i were born. we game the center of his world. i know he considered us his greatest achievements. >> i, all my life, wanted very much to have children and, quite specifically, i wanted to have sons. so i think i could reverse the roles and they become the recipients of the kind of fathering that i had wanted and that -- had hoped for. >> i've always looked a lot like my dad. that's one of the reasons i think i felt so connected to him. there was something about the way he talked with me, even when i was very little, that made a huge impact. the he was always open and honest with my brother and me. he really listened to what we had to say.
he gave me the sense that i had value, my ideas mattered. that instilled in me a confidence i don't think i would have otherwise had. >> we talk a great deal about moral and character values. but also, they ask me questions like anderson, my youngest son asked, how much does a stunt man make? because that's what he would like to be. he can't make up his mind whether he wants to be a stuntman or a policemen. >> my brother and i were included on nearly everything he and my mom did. when people came to dinner, we sat at the table and were part of the conversation. that's me welcoming charlie chaplain to our house when i was just 5 years old. when you grow up secure in the love of a parent, it gives you a foundation that can carry you through all sorts of events in your life. that feeling the of security and confidence, i still carry that with me today. when someone dies, you think you'll never forget anything about them, but over time, memories fade.
i can't remember what my dad smelled like, the sound he immediate when he came through the front door. but there are things i'll never forget. laying with my head on his stomach as we watched tv together. i remember the rise and fall of his breath, the beat of his heart. i remember him typing on his old type writer late into the night. and i remember that feeling of having a father, of being loved and feeling safe. a person can exchange your life by the things they say and do, what they teach you, but they can also change your life by leaving, by their absence. and my dad's death changed me in ways that i'm just now start to go understand. >> all over the world, now we are a minute away from 1978 as the giant ball has begun its
dissent. >> i remember new year's eve, 1977, i watched the ball drop in times square on television. >> happy new year, folks. >> my dad was in the hospital. i knew he was really sick and i was really scared what the new year would bring. he died just five days later, january 5th, while undergoing a heart operation. i'm not sure i understood the finality of his death at the time, but i began to retreat into myself. i became less outgoing, more introverted and more independence. >> hi. i'm aren'tson cooper. >> i began working to earn money, began learning in earnest how to take care of myself. loss changes you, particularly when you lose a parent at a young age. the world suddenly seems a much different place, more dangerous. the person i was before my father's death, the person i was
meant to be, was far more open, more interesting than the person i've become. i wish it wasn't so, but the self-reliance i learned has also served me well. i often wonder what my father would think of me, what he would say to me, what advice he would give. i close my eyes and try to imagine him swachg me on televisioning on calling me on the phone to discuss a story i'd written. i know he would be proud, but i wish i could hear him tell me so. >> my relationships with my sons is quite extraordinary. and i think extraordinarily close. and we understand each other in the most extraordinary kind of way. >> i heard his voice for the first time since i was 10 years old when in 1975 a radio interview he gave was restored by the clock tower radio and put on their website. >> wyatt cooper, families, a memoir is and a celebration.
>> i wish he would been able to hold on just a little bit longer, i do feel lucky i had my dad for as long as i did. his death changed me, but his life changed me more. and for that, i'm forever grateful. >> my feelings about what i would my sobs to be, i certainly want them to be, let's say, a better man than i. my sons are very aware that i have certain expectations of them and that is that they will behave with honor and with dignity. tomorrow night on 360, sanjay gupta is going to share the story of the person who changed his life. weekend, other cnn anchors and correspondents tell their stories of the people who are the heros of their own linves. sunday, 8:00 p.m. here on cnn. we'll be right back.
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